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About the Pittsburgh Technology Council

Our main focuses for our members are visibility, talent, business development, and public policy. Learn more about our staff, board of directors and industry data

Mission Statement

The Pittsburgh Technology Council can help your tech company succeed through a proven platform of:

  • Business Development,

  • Talent Retention, 

  • Government Relations and 

  • Visibility Services.

Companies at all growth stages use the Pittsburgh Technology Council to build new business, connect to capital, grow a workforce and make headlines.

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President's Message

Talent. Business Development. Government Relations. Visibility. It is the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s mission to empower our members through these four core service areas. Over the last year, we have streamlined our capabilities based on member feedback to provide the most value by connecting them with direct business building opportunities and the essential resources that they need for business growth. With this model, we are not only providing the most value to our technology members, but we are simultaneously moving our region forward through a sustainable, cluster-based approach to technology-based economic development.

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Our Staff

Audrey Russo

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Brian Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Operations and Government Affairs

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Jonathan Kersting

Vice President of Communications and Media

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Al Gusky

Director of Administration & Finance

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Board of Directors

Matthew George

PNC Wealth Management, Treasurer

Dione Graswick

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Marlee Myers

Morgan Lewis, Nominating Committee and Governance

Chris Simchick

CEO, SDLC, Comp Committee

Our Region at a Glance

This year’s State of the Industry Report compares three years of data for each of six main technology industry clusters for three years ending 2019, the latest year for which complete data was available. 

Here are key takeaways from the report:

>The 9,883 technology establishments tallied in the year 2019 represent more than 13 percent of all companies in the 13-county region.

>These firms employ 314,138 individuals and account for nearly 24.4 percent of the area’s overall workforce.

>The $25.2 billion annual payroll of technology and related companies, including the health services subcluster, represents more than 34.8 percent of the region’s total wages.

Read the Report Here

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Fortyx80: Our Non-Profit Arm

Our mission is to strengthen the region's entrepreneurial framework through: increased access to capital; educational programming; nurturing pathways to technology talent; and promoting SWPA globally as a premier location for start-ups, talent, and technology.

Partnerships with foundations, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, educational institutions, and other government and economic development entities are central to this mission.

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